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LSS 3000 PRINCIPLES OF LEADERSHIP (3 s.h.)
Examines the keys to effective leadership in both personal and interpersonal contexts. Uses group exercises, case analysis, role-playing, lecture, multimedia methods, and out-of-class research. Students develop practical skills in trust building, goal setting, time management, team building, communication, and group process. Students complete the Franklin Covey 7 Habits of Highly Effective People curriculum and receive certificates widely respected throughout corporate America. Emphasizes ethical leadership, personal responsibility, and community service. Provides significant benefits for all career fields, including business, government, and the non-profit sector. Open to all students. No prerequisites. Offered all semesters. Cross listed as IDS 3010. This course fulfills 3 s.h. of the Business Administration requirement for 9 s.h. of the 3000/4000 level electives.

LSS 3250 THEORIES AND TECHNIQUES OF LEADERSHIP (3 s.h.)
Examines various theories and models of leadership and their practical application in different organizations and settings. The course addresses the structure of organizations and the styles of leadership effective in different situations. Students learn practical skills such as group process, problem solving, active listening, team building, and effective presentation skills. Students engage in campus activities in a leadership role. Designed to provide leadership practice and confidence. (Open to juniors and seniors, or to other students with the instructor’s permission.) This course is offered every spring semester.

LSS 3400 ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY LEADERSHIP (3 s.h.)
Explores the role of leadership in current political, economic, and social issues by using various approaches, including fiction, film, discussion, and case studies. Examines well-known leaders, past and present: the good, the bad, and the ugly. Develops leadership potential through practical, skills-building exercises in decision making, project planning, and communicating. Teaches and uses computer applications throughout the term. (Open to all students.) This course is offered every fall semester.

LSS 3750 FUTURE-ORIENTED LEADERSHIP (3 s.h.)
A study of the leadership styles, abilities, and tools necessary to anticipate future trends and strategies to maximize benefits while minimizing threats. Futuring techniques to be discussed include Environmental Scanning, Delphi Technique, Brainstorming, Historical Perspective, Scenarios, and Trend Analysis. Emphasis will be placed on visionary leadership, transformational leadership, and paradigm pioneering. No pre-requisites. Cross-Listed as JUS 3750. This course is offered Spring semesters in even numbered years.

LSS 4600 CHURCH LEADERSHIP (3 s.h.)
This course examines the keys to effective leadership within the context of established churches, mission organizations, para-church ministries, camps, youth ministries, and other ministries. Topics include church government and politics, diversity in theology and worship, and spiritual formation. Students develop practical skills in church related program planning and administration. Age-level specific best practices are incorporated throughout the term. The course emphasizes ethical leadership, personal responsibility, and community service. Open to all students. No prerequisites. Offered every spring semester.

LSS 4700, 4710 SENIOR INTERNSHIP (3, 6 s.h.)
Students intern in a government agency, nonprofit organization, or business. This course includes journal writing, readings, and a minimum of 100 contact hours with the organization (for 3 hours of credit). LSS 471 can be taken alternatively for a full-time internship approved by the Program Director. The internship should be done in the senior year. Credit cannot be received for both LSS 470 and 471. Prerequisites: LSS 300, 320, 340. These courses are offered as needed. Approval by the Program Director is needed prior to registration. Prerequisites can be waived with the approval of the Program Director.

LSS 4850 SPECIAL TOPICS IN LEADERSHIP (3 s.h.)
When warranted, instructors offer this course to examine topics not covered by normal course offerings. Students engage in discussions, readings, research, practical exercises, and writing, as required. Topics vary and are announced in advance. No prerequisites. This course is offered as needed.

 

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